Welcome to the Nisqually Health Room

  • (360) 412-4773

    Nurse: Alina Linn, RN alinn@nthurston.k12.wa.us
    Health Room Assistant: Terri Jenson tjenson@nthurston.k12.wa.us

    Please contact the Health Room if you have questions or concerns regarding immunizations, vision, and hearing results, medications, health conditions, or treatments. Please remember that it is important to notify me if your student has any medical changes that could affect their care at school. This may include any new diagnosis, such as asthma or diabetes.

    Life-Threatening Health Conditions: Many students have health conditions such as bee sting or peanut allergies, severe asthma, diabetes, seizures, or heart conditions that may cause a life-threatening emergency during the school day. These students must have a plan, including medication and/or treatment orders, in place prior to the first day that they will attend school. Please contact me for the necessary forms.

    Are Your Kids Ready for School? To go to school in Washington, students must show that they've had immunizations, or file a legal exemption with the school. Make sure that your children are up-to-date on their immunizations.

    Vising and Hearing: If you have concerns about your child's vision or hearing, please feel free to contact me.

District Health Information

When should I keep my child home?

  • The most important thing you can do to prevent illness is for you and your child to wash your hands often with water and soap. Remember to keep the school updated with new phone numbers and emergency contacts in case your students becomes ill at school. Any questions please call your school nurse.

    • Fever: Does your child have a fever over 100 F degrees orally? Temperature should remain normal (below 99.6 F degrees) for 72 hours without any fever-reducing medication before returning to school.
    • Sore Throat: Is the sore throat accompanied by fever, headache, stomachache, or swollen glands?
    • Vomiting: Has your child vomited two or more times in a 24-hour period?
    • Diarrhea: Has there been more than one occurrence in a 24-hour period?
    • Eyes: Are your child's eyes crusty, bright red, and/or discharging yellow or green fluid?
    • Nasal Discharge (yellow or greenish): Is there colorful nasal mucus that is accompanied by a fever or other symptoms of an upper respiratory infection?
    • Cough: Does your child have a persistent, productive cough?
    • Appearance/Behavior: Is your child unusually tired, pale, have a lack of appetite, difficult to awaken, or confused?
    • Rash: Does your child have a body rash not associated with heat, eczema, or an allergic reaction to a medication?

    If you answered YES to any of these questions, please keep your child home from school and consider seeking medical attention.